Speaking during an exhibition of the Afghan Air Force (AAF), President Ghani thanked the Air Force personnel for dedication and hard work in defending the country.
He also hailed the commander of the U.S. forces and the NATO-led Resolute Support (RS) mission, Gen. John Campbell for assisting the Afghan security forces. Khaama press wrote.
President Ghani further added that the capabilities of the Afghan Air Force will be bolstered in a bid to provide cover for the ground forces across the country.
He also thanked Gen. Campbell and other allies of Afghanistan for supporting the Afghan forces, specifically the Afghan Air Force (AAF) by supplying fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
The Afghan Air Force (AAF) received the first batch of A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft from United States earlier this year, containing four aircraft.
The A-29 is a multi-role, fixed-wing aircraft that will provide the Afghan air force with an indigenous air-to-ground capability and aerial reconnaissance capabilities to support the country’s counterinsurgency operations.
The Afghan Air Force (AAF) officials are also optimistic to receive additional close-air support combat choppers and fixed-wing close-air support aircraft during the year.
Meanwhile, the Afghan Air Force (AAF) received three Mi-25 gunship helicopters from India late last year and officially joined the Afghan Air Force (AAF) in mid-January this year.